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Vicky Ford MP

MP for Chelmsford, Children’s Minister. 💙Tech, Investment, Science, WomenMPs, the NHS 🏏🎣

Joined on 7 May, 2008

http://www.vickyford.uk

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Update on school meals vouchers, by the end of 19 January, 14,900 orders had been placed by schools and £6.72m of eCodes had already been redeemed into supermarket gift cards for families. This is ahead of schedule. Thank you to school admins for all their work!

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Quoted @SocialWorkEng

We are pleased to publish our report ‘Social Work in England: First Reflections’, the first of 2 interim reports on social work in which we share our reflections on our first year as the new specialist regulator for social workers in England. (1/2)

Great to see @SocialWorkEng publish their first reflections report. Their insight as the specialist regulator for social work is invaluable to our work to support social workers

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I’m delighted to support the first of its kind national event #SocialWorkWeek2021, bringing the sector together to recognise and celebrate the importance of social work in society today. @SocialWorkEng 

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Replying to @educationgovuk: We are delivering a total of 1.3 million devices to schools across the country, supporting the young people who need it…

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We are delivering a total of 1.3 million devices to schools across the country, supporting the young people who need it most to continue their learning remotely💻

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Replying to @educationgovuk: Here’s what parents with children eligible for free school meals need to know about the National Voucher Scheme, which…

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Pleased to hear many schools have had really positive experiences using the national voucher scheme which opened this morning
As of 5pm more than 6,500 orders had been placed by schools & nearly £1.13m of codes have already been redeemed into supermarket gift cards for families

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Here’s what parents with children eligible for free school meals need to know about the National Voucher Scheme, which starts from today.

Schools will provide support through either lunch parcels, vouchers arranged locally, or the National Voucher Scheme.

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This is such a hard time - but more people have been vaccinated than there are positive cases. We must all be careful to keep lowering the case rate but thank you so much to everyone who is working flat out on those getting jabs done 🙏

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Replying to @dwppressoffice: Help is at hand for parents so children are warm and well-fed this winter, throughout the February half-term.

The £17…

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Quoted @educationgovuk

The National Free School Meal Voucher Scheme will go live from Monday.

Here’s what schools need to know about the scheme launch ⬇️

Around 15,000 schools have already registered.

More information:

This is important - please do check the details so vouchers can get to families as smoothly as possible - thank you to all who have set this up & to school staff.
Schools can chose local or national vouchers or lunch parcels - or a mix and match.

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Quoted @jtjbooth

And we’re off! 1100 COVID-19 vaccines to do: just had mine.

Great news Dr Booth - and best wishes to all the patients from Melbourne House Surgery getting vaccines today.

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Replying to @educationgovuk: We’ve launched a consultation with @ofqual on how this year’s GCSEs, AS and A levels should be awarded.

We’d like to h…

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We’ve launched a consultation with @ofqual on how this year’s GCSEs, AS and A levels should be awarded.

We’d like to hear from students, parents, employers and those working in education.

Find out more:

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Please contact your local authority for more information

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and/ if parents have not altered their declaration

Providers also should count children if they are temporarily closed, because of
staff shortages from shielding, illness or self-isolation
their premises have been closed by the landlord due to COVID;

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.. so to confirm ..

Children should be counted if they’re temporarily not attending because they're:

ill;

self-isolating or clinically extremely vulnerable;

absent due to parent/guardian caution (about covid or other), as long as the provider remains open to the child,

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I am really sorry for this late evening tweet - census week is an important week for early years. We have issued advice to local authorities on supporting early years settings at this challenging time. Advice went to them earlier ... thread coming

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Help is at hand for parents so children are warm and well-fed this winter, throughout the February half-term.

The £170 million Covid Winter Grant Scheme is there so Local Authorities can provide support with food, energy bills, and other essentials

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... letter, continued here (sorry it’s long) and thank you @CDC_tweets @NNPCF & many others for advice and feedback.

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I have also written an open letter to all children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, their parents, carers and staff with more details......

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The funding builds on the £37.3 million already announced for 2020-21, which is supporting over 75,000 families, to make sure children with the most complex needs get the support that they need.

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So proud to be elected to represent this wonderful City. Thank you #Chelmsford and my amazing team #GE2017

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